Concertos for Piano and Orchestra, Nos. 1-5 & 7
|Main Performer |
|Accompaniment/Orchestra:||Columbia Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Bernstein and Vladimir Golschmann|
|Individual Works:||Concerto, BWV 1052|
Concerto, BWV 1053
Concerto, BWV 1054
Concerto, BWV 1055
Concerto, BWV 1056
Concerto, BWV 1058
|Record Label:||Sony Classical|
|Year Released/Recorded:||1975, 1958, 1967, 1969|
|Total Playing Time:||69'42", 38'08"|
Even the mono version of the 1st Concerto in D minor (BWV 1052) directed by L. Bernstein and played by Glenn Gould is unbelievable.
Gould's precision of rhythm and loudness are mind-boggling. I find it impossible to prevent myself tapping my feet, swinging my arms, etc. when listening to some movements on this recording. The tension that Bach & Gould build up during the solo passages in the outer movements of the D minor is breathtaking (literally!), only rivalled by the "cadenza" in the first movement of the 5th Brandenburg. The first movement of the D minor has probably the best playing and the worst sound recording quality in my entire collection. Gould's interpretation of the slow movement of the E major is also brilliant but eccentric - if I knew more jazz terminology I might be able to describe it more precisely. These are my highlights, but Gould's (and Bach's) genius shines through in all 18 movements on this pair of discs.
|Acknowledgements:||Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:|
Thank you to
- Stephane Tsacas
- Michael Brown
- Anthony Kay
for submitting this recording.
|Date First Submitted:||11/08/1995|